With The World Cup finishing, do you now feel like you're in danger of getting too much sleep? You have your alarm clocks set already, so maybe it's just time to just invest that World Cup viewing time into watching more great TV from SBS.
But where do you start? After all, there's a lot of options there at SBS On Demand. Thankfully, we're here with a few suggestions:
The Two Escobars
While rival drug cartels warred in the streets and the country's murder rate climbed to highest in the world, the Colombian national soccer team set out to blaze a new image for their country. What followed was a mysteriously rapid rise to glory, as the team catapulted out of decades of obscurity to become one of the best teams in the world. Central to this success were two men named Escobar: Andrés, the captain and poster child of the National Team, and Pablo, the infamous drug baron who pioneered the phenomenon known in the underworld as ‘Narco-soccer’.
Set in 1814, this dark family mystery stars Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road) as James Keziah Delaney, a haunted man who returns home to London after ten years in Africa to inherit what is left of his father's shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father's legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Taboo premieres on SBS On Demand on Monday, July 16.
History of Football
The inside stories of the greatest moments of the last seventy years: from the story of the greatest national team ever seen (Brazil's 1970 World Cup winners), the dramatically contrasting fortunes so-called 'Three Musketeers' of World Cup 98 (Zidane, Lima and Beckham), to the most remarkable World Cup game of modern times, when the host nation Brazil were stunned 7-1 by Germany, in July 2014.
Berlin Station is a contemporary spy series that follows Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage), an undercover agent who has just arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany. Miller has a clandestine mission: to determine the identity of a now-famous whistle-blower named Thomas Shaw. Guided by veteran Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans), Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field agent: agent-running, deception, and the dangers and moral compromises.
This new espionage series explores a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence... Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons), a lowly cog in a Berlin-based UN spy agency, discovers that his organisation safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, where the only man he can trust is his near-identical counterpart from this parallel world.
After being wrongly fired from a prestigious bank in Luxembourg, young and ambitious Jana finds her dream job at a competing bank in Frankfurt, thanks to the unexpected help of Christelle Leblanc, her former boss. While Jana quickly manages to impress her new team, she realises that Leblanc has secretly been manipulating her to her own advantage. Will Jana survive this merciless power play?
After five years in a coma, Florian Bassot wakes up in the body of a man called Sylvain Bernard. With no understanding of how or why he’s been “transferred,” he discovers with horror that he must either face arrest for being a transfer, or hide the truth. Either way, he has no chance of reuniting with his wife and children. He assumes the identity of Sylvain, who’s a detective with BAIT, the Brigade Against Illegal Transfers. His first mission is to arrest Novak, an unstable “shell shock” victim who is determined to see him dead.
This high-octane thriller follows the events leading up to a terror-attack in Scandinavia. Borgen's Birgitte Hjort Sørensen stars as Victoria, a brilliant drone engineer who is taken hostage by terrorists in her own home, while the Secret Services in Denmark and Sweden are fighting against the clock to prevent an attack.
The series kicks off with the return of one of the DGSE’s top agents, Guillaume Debailly aka Malotru, after a six-year undercover mission in Damascus. Upon his arrival in Paris, Malotru’s department gets hit with a major crisis: Cyclone, a secret agent operating in Algeria has completely vanished off the grid. Duflot, Director of the Bureau, assigns recently inducted psychiatrist, Dr. Balmes, to observe and draw up surveillance reports on each member of the force. Leaving Dr. Balmes with the power to dictate if agents are of sound mind and body to complete the intense tasks at hand.